Stories tagged: traffic
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Spokane school zone speed cameras snare 21,500 motorists, net $4 million in fines
Ticketing speeders in school zones has been a lucrative undertaking. Since 2016, the cameras have caught 21,500 drivers speeding past Longfellow and Finch elementary schools. The fines have generated $4 …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets U.S. Open golfers at Shinnecock Hills
The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Special delivery gives Lewiston couple reason to celebrate
Dominick Porquis, 25, and his wife, Alaina, 24, managed to avoid the traffic congestion, but they didn’t quite make it to the hospital before Alaina gave birth to the couple’s …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Other Washington cities show more progress in fleet electrification than Spokane
In 2007, Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law that said cities, counties and other local governments and entities had to switch their vehicle fleets to run solely on …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Memorial Day weekend brings more traffic, higher gas price and warm weather
Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:17 p.m.
Expect street closures downtown this weekend
Downtown traffic will be a little dicey Saturday, as many streets will be temporarily closed for the annual Junior Lilac Parade. Construction near the Spokane Convention Center, which is hosting …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Online survey asks downtown Spokane, University District parkers what they want
The results of the survey, which will be available through the end of May, are expected to inform the results of Spokane’s first parking study in more than seven years.
Mon., May 7, 2018
Then and Now: The steel Monroe Street Bridge, 1892-1909
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
China: Many Chinese dead, hurt in North Korea traffic crash
A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a “major traffic accident” in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said Monday.
Thu., March 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
Slower speed limits suggested near Spokane city parks
Neighborhood residents have been asking the city to address speeding on residential roads after a new state law was passed giving local governments more authority to set speed limits. One …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Monroe ‘road diet’ gets first contract approval ahead of planned construction this spring
The Spokane City Council has put pen-to-paper on the first portion of work along North Monroe Street to reduce traffic lanes from four to two. The city expects work to …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Developer drops plans for controversial North Indian Trail apartment complex
Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Teenager killed in vehicle collision on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene
A teenager is dead and a man is in jail after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene on Friday night.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Passenger killed, driver injured in I-90 rollover
A driver was injured and a passenger killed after their car lost control and rolled off of Interstate 90 Friday morning.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane looks to expand school zone cameras, sidewalk and street improvements in 2019
A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Cost overruns prompt request for additional $250,000 for Lincoln and Monroe downtown paving project
The Spokane City Council will be asked to add an additional quarter of a million dollars to the two-year paving project that caused headaches for downtown businesses and pedestrians. The …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane officials balk at billing for sidewalk snow clearing
The proposal, which has been tabled for this snow season, would have allowed the city to hire crews to clear trouble areas near schools and businesses. Officials also say they …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Man dies after being run over at the corner of Howard and First
A man was killed in downtown Spokane on Saturday after being run over by a vehicle in what appears to have been a parking accident, according to police.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Bonners Ferry woman dies in auto crash in Sandpoint
Susan L. Rogers, 74, was traveling northbound in a Volkswagen Beetle near milepost 478 around 1 p.m, when she lost control on the slick road and slid into the southbound …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Man sustains life-threatening injuries after crashing into RVs near Barker Road
A 20-year-old Silver Valley man suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after crashing into an RV business on Barker Road near the I-90 interchange.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations
Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
SUV rolls into North Monroe storefront
An SUV rolled through the intersection of Monroe Street and College Avenue at roughly 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to crash head-on into the plexi-glass exterior of the storefront opposite.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Traffic accident kills 4 bison in Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park rangers are investigating a traffic accident that left four bison dead in northwest Wyoming.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main U.K. highway
Hundreds of motorists were stuck for hours on one of Britain’s main highways after it was closed Tuesday due to a “suspicious object.”
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Traffic nightmare as 500K people told to leave South Florida
The race to flee Hurricane Irma became a marathon nightmare as more than a half-million people were ordered to leave South Florida on Thursday.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Yellowstone Park vehicle traffic nearing capacity
Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane will plow neighborhood streets sooner under new snow removal plan in the works
Full city plows would occur when an inch or two of snow is on the ground, compared to the six that was required under old plans. The plowing would be …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in Central Oregon
Traffic is already a headache in central Oregon as thousands of people arrive before Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Traffic snarls expected before, after solar eclipse
State warns of traffic mess from folks headed south to watch the eclipse.